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15 Ways To Flawlessly Capture Your Vacation In Ways People Actually Want To See

Make magic — the power is yours. Explore and capture the world with Canon’s breathtaking lens offerings.

1. First thing: Go somewhere amazing, like Alaska.

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Just look at it. All of that natural beauty. AHHHH!

2. Make GIFs out of the video you record to make your friends extra jelly.

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It's easier than you'd imagine.

3. Use a wide-angle lens to capture the vastness of a tremendous subject.

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Wide-angle lenses allow you to capture as much of your subject as possible.

4. Take your time and allow the environment to speak to you.

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Just breathe... and observe. You never know where your inspiration will come from.

5. And then shrink your reality with tilt-shift.

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Tilt-shift lenses jump through some pretty complicated hoops to make real-life settings look like miniatures.

6. Composition 101: It's all about the layering, baby.

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Considering the subject, background, and foreground when snapping pics will help you build a beautiful composition.

7. Bring your camera EVERYWHERE.

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If a picture's worth a thousand words, a GIF is worth 10,000... right? Say it with a GIF instead, and your friends are bound to love it!

8. Don't forget to focus on the details too!

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Canon Macro EF-S 60mm f/http://2.8 Macro USM
Canon EF-S 60mm f/http://2.8 Macro USM

Macro lenses allow you to capture the tiniest details and bring them to life.

9. No time for video? Burst capture a series of photos and put them together to make an animation instead.

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Always be on the lookout for little moments most would miss. String your photos together to make a stop-motion-style photo animation.

10. Make your #feetselfie extra special by adding a little movement.

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It'll look like you're standing on top of the world.

11. Throw in a natural lens flare to add some real photography magic.

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Photoshop? Not for this. Be #authentic. Everyone appreciates a 100% natural flare, mkay?

12. A fisheye can really warp your view!

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Canon Ultra Wide-angle EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens
Canon Ultra Wide-angle EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens

Fisheye lenses are extreme versions of wide-angle lenses that create warped, almost spherical images.

13. You don't have to be close to snap an intimate shot.

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Capture it all from wherever you're standing.

14. One word: color.

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Color can be powerful and moving; use it to evoke emotion.

15. And don't forget to relax. Remember, you're still on vacation!

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Turn down for a slight breeze and some peace and quiet.

Photos by Aubree Lennon ©BuzzFeed

Capture the beauty of your world with fisheye, macro, tilt-shift, telephoto, and wide-angle lenses from Canon.